The GREAT Festival of Creativity would like to express its thanks to HRH The Duke of Cambridge for joining us at The Long Museum, Shanghai, China
The GREAT Festival is a dynamic celebration of creativity in business, and the start of a new dialogue between global enterprises.
The GREAT Festival demonstrates what innovation means to economies and business.
Innovation is about new ideas and constantly perfecting them so they can change our lives. It’s a process, and a very human one.
Innovation arises from people interacting with other people and their environments. Innovation creates risk but when it succeeds it can be truly transformative. And that’s where the potential is. It’s a never ending process that needs thought, management, and creativity across all sectors.
The entertainment business has always been driven by technology.
Entertainment can’t entertain without efficient distribution. That used to be a physical process – reels of film, tape, DVDs – but streaming has transformed the industry. Instant access to an array of content brings its own supply-chain challenges – and we examine them all.
The GREAT Festival showcases a variety of brilliant ideas that are enabling a wide range of futuristic medical facilities to be built right now.
Finding new ways to bring patient records together on one screen so that medical professionals always have the big picture on the frontline of care is vital. New ways to break down barriers between document formats, x-rays, test results and other data sources are transforming patient care.
Fashion is big business where styles change in weeks not months. This is a sector which lives and breathes the concept of commercial creativity: transforming imagination and craft into growth.
Established names, boutique brands, new and famous retailers, manufacturers, makers, independent creative, distributors - the GREAT Festival provides a unique snapshot of the State of Fashion in 2015.
Focusing on actionable insights, key global and local industry leaders and experts will demonstrate how to design beautiful things and sell them.
Consumers love to engage with their favourite fashions and digital technology allows them to enter new tribes, express their desire for novelty, and share their passion for fashion. We look at how consumers can become immersed in their favourite brands.
The GREAT Festival provides a forum for some of the world’s most respected luxury brands to share their own experiences. From blending a world-class fragrance to making a patent leather sports pump, creativity is the key to success in luxury: not just for the products but for the brand and the business.
The GREAT Festival allows guests to share their insights into how to set the margins, get the distribution right and balance innovation with heritage.
Above all, it tells a story that remains engaging and relevant to new consumers across the world.
The GREAT Festival brings designers, business people, and visionaries together to show how popular products can be created on a global scale through collaboration, perseverance, and learning from both setbacks and triumphs.
The point is to give you the power to act decisively in a fast moving marketplace.
Design is about solving problems, imagining new possibilities and in the process unlocking new commercial opportunities. From making day-to-day objects easier to use, to changing the fabric of society through major shifts in how we plan our built environment, design is far reaching in its scope and importance.
The GREAT Festival is a forum where you can be both visionary and practical, with a focus on making the technology we have better and more profitable, engaging with people creating new technologies that will open up new opportunities for growth.
From microprocessors and filmmaking to healthcare and communications, technology continues to transform our daily lives. But as important as today’s technologies, are the tools of tomorrow.
Education is the foundation and inspiration for creative entrepreneurs.
The GREAT Festival has been designed to spark connections and ideas so the brightest and best of each country can contribute to the wealth of their nations. (Adam Smith would be very pleased!)
Education is precious. It creates the people who build economies and generate the ideas, technologies, and creative visions that drive progress.
It’s no surprise that for both established and emerging economies education is seen as an investment, not a cost.
Business, government and the educational establishment have to work together to unleash the power of learning. The GREAT Festival is a place where they can do it.